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GIA (Gemological Institute of America) houses perhaps the world’s most comprehensive collection documenting the history, science, business, and art of gems and jewelry. This online collection from the Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library and Information Center presents some of the most unique and rare books in the library’s collection. GIA is a nonprofit institute dedicated to research and education in gemology and jewelry arts. The Institute’s mission is to ensure the public trust in gems and jewelry through education, research, laboratory services and instrument development.

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Volume 1 of 2. Victorian gentlewoman, Martha Proby (1783-1864), created this two-volume set of commonplace books based on Sowerby's work. Proby meticulously hand-copied selections and illustrated her books with original watercolor paintings making this set truly one-of-a-kind. "This 2-vol. set was purchased by me [John Sinkankas] in February, 1973. . . It was bound by me in 1973. Pencilled numbers on some plates indicate correspondences with the volume and plate of the original printed...
Topic: Mineralogy--Great Britain
Volume 2 of 2. Victorian gentlewoman, Martha Proby (1783-1864), created this two-volume set of commonplace books based on Sowerby's work. Proby meticulously hand-copied selections and illustrated her books with original watercolor paintings making this set truly one-of-a-kind. "This 2-vol. set was purchased by me [John Sinkankas] in February, 1973. . . It was bound by me in 1973. Pencilled numbers on some plates indicate correspondences with the volume and plate of the original printed...
Topic: Mineralogy--Great Britain